The Strip & Shark Reef Aquarium

Now, I had 2 main goals for this trip to Las Vegas: 1, see my sister that I haven’t seen since Christmas and, 2, see the aquarium.  (See dolphins, specifically, but I was misled and the aquarium did not have dolphins.  I think it’s the Siegfried & Roy show that has dolphins.) After spending about 30-40…

Las Vegas Museum of Natural History

Day 2 of our Vegas Trip, Rys and I set out early to see the Museum while my sister slept in.  The museum was much bigger than I thought and, while nice, I’ve come to learn that our museums and zoos here in the big city are actually very good. The museum opened with a large…

Painted Desert & Petrified Forest National Park

Trouble getting my new laptop to work has been a real problem over the last few months.  I had to pull out my old laptop for this, but at least it has functional Photoshop! Rys and I went to Vegas to visit my sister (three weekends ago) and decided to leave early enough to travel…

Seven weeks since my last post.  I didn’t mean to slip away, but it was busy around here. We finally have Rysa’s mother moved into her apartment just down the way.  We’ve gone on multiple shopping trips to get her set up with food and furniture, she’s got some decor assembled from various friends, and…

Mini Backpack

One of my co-workers has this adorable little backpack that, somehow, carries everything she needs.  Every time I see it, I think it’s just the cutest thing.  I’ve been itching to make a small bag of my own – my Handbag of Holding is huge, my blue purse rarely is full as everything is in…

Blue Pillow Seat (final)

At long last, I have completed my first pillow pouf seat!  As the first, like with raising children, things are bound to go wrong.  :P  This just means that the one I’m making for Rys will be much better. I used cotton quit batting and polyester fiberfill stuffing for the insides; I gathered up the…

To That Old Methodist

Rysa’s mom is in town and we stopped at a Starbucks in a Target to caffeine up.  Somehow we got into a big theological conversation about early religions, how they were changed with incoming religions, and how locals would enforce laws that suited them against others.  We’re surprisingly knowledgable and it went longer than we planned….